Harambee: A Tradition of Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

The call of the fisherman may not be heard in Rocky Mount, North Carolina,  but the spirit of Harambee echoes through the streets with jazz, traditional drums, and a spirit of community during the city’s annual Harambee Festival.

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Revitalization: Blazing a New Trail in Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount NC Rail Trails

Rocky Mount’s mile-long railway spur has been out of use for some time, but that all could change soon with the creation of a rail trail. This former mill town is rebuilding itself in a variety of ways, but this most recent revitalization possibility will revive its tobacco and cotton mill roots while providing additional outdoor activities for residents and tourists. Read about it here!

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More Recognition for Rocky Mount Public Utilities

Rocky Mount Public Utilities Awards

Rocky Mount Public Utilities has earned the prestigious Silver designation award in the American Public Gas Association’s SOAR program. See how this demonstrates Rocky Mount's commitment to safety and service!

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount, NC is a city rich in history. Check out our 10 Things You May Not Know and test your IQ of this remarkable place to live.

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Rocky Mount, NC Revitalization: Cheers to the New Brewmill Project

Rocky Mount NC Brewmill

Historic Rocky Mount Mills lies just 45 minutes away from Raleigh, halfway between New York and Miami. For years the area has been dormant, but that’s all about to change. The new Rocky Mount Brewmill will support local economic development, create jobs and breathe new life into a charming, historic mill town. Read more about the project!

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Rocky Mount, NC Housing Plan

Housing influences our population and economic growth! Watch the recap of the new Rocky Mount Housing Plan, presented by Ken Graves, Planning and Community Development Director. You'll also see the Parks and Recreation master plan, presented by Kevin Yarrell, Director of Parks and Recreation.

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Comes to Rocky Mount, NC

You've read the book by by Ntozake Shange; you've seen the movie directed by Tyler Perry; now see the stage play live at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center! Through words and movement, this play presents the stories of 7 different women. But truthfully, these are the stories of all women, and all people.

 

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Rocky Mount Housing: Public Utilities Earns Recognition

Rocky Mount Public Utilities AwardsOver 31,000 households receive electricity, natural gas, water and sewer services from the City of Rocky Mount. During this year’s Annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference, Rocky Mount Public Utilities (RMPU) earned two prestigious awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their ability to provide power safely and efficiently to the population.

APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities.

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Life Well Run in Rocky Mount, NC

Turning Great Ideas Into Reality

From exciting economic development projects to curbside recycling programs to the water for your shower . . . city and county managers are responsible for the things that help our Rocky Mount community thrive. Find out more about a Life Well Run in this short video!

Rocky Mount, NC Housing: Cost of Living Analysis

Cost of Living

Considering moving to Rocky Mount? You'll be pleased to know that compared to other cities in eastern North Carolina, Rocky Mount's cost of living is close to or significantly less!

Why? Because Rocky Mount boasts

  • Affordable housing
  • Lower water/sewer rates
  • Overall lower utility rates

When utility costs are combined with property taxes, the overall cost of living is well below other city averages: Apex, Greenville, and High Point, to name a few.

Watch this short video to learn more!